WOSU News Archives For: March 27, 2012

Owners Line Up To Oppose Ohio’s Exotic Animal Bill

One of the spotted leopards being held at the Columbus Zoo after their Zanesville owner committed suicide.
March 27, 2012

Dozens of exotic animal owners in Ohio were lining up Tuesday to oppose permit fees, certain caging requirements and other proposed regulations contained in a bill being considered by a state Senate panel.

Ohio Heroin Abuse Worse; First-Time Users Younger

heroin ballons
Drug dealers sell tiny balls of black tar heroin for as little as $5 and $10 a piece. It is often sold in small balloons.
27, 2012

A new state report finds that heroin is so prevalent in Ohio it is “falling out of the sky” with many users switching from more expensive prescription painkillers.

BP Confirms Deal For Drilling Rights To 84,000 Acres In Ohio

The deal between BP and members of the Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley will reportedly send landowners $3,900 per acre for mineral rights.
27, 2012

The deal between BP and members of the Associated Landowners of the Ohio Valley is expected to give landowners $3,900 per acre for mineral rights.

Report: Ohio Making Progress On “Race To The Top” Promises

File photo
27, 2012

The report from the Center for American Progress says the state has made progress on programs including teacher evaluation, but challenges like failing schools remain.

Mansfield-Based Guard Company Heads To Afghanistan

Troops from the 148th Transportation Company will help with supply distribution in Afghanistan.
March 27, 2012

The Ohio Army National Guard says the the 160 troops will help with supply distribution.

Ohio Is Major Player In Health Care Litigation

Justice Scales
Arguments resume today at the U.S. Supreme Court over the merits of the National Health Care Law
27, 2012

Ohio is a major player in the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of the new national health care law.

Should The Government Mandate Health Insurance?

27, 2012

Today the US Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against the health insurance mandate in the federal healthcare law. The law requires citizens buy health insurance or face a penalty. Should the government mandate health insurance?